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   SWISSFLOAT MOTOR

 

 

 

Swissfloat is available for 100V -  220V systems in corded or cordless models

 

The selection of a particular motor depends on personal preferences. The motors are easily interchangeable between the different Swissfloat shafts. See the table below for details. Contact us if you would like to use another motor.

 

The corded motor is a light weight 120V Hitachi Drill with a variable speed from 0-2500 rpm. The thumbwheel in the trigger pre-selects the maximum speed of the motor which is is particularly convenient when floating incisors or canines. The reverse switch is disabled in all Swissfloat motors.

Please be aware of the electric shock hazard with any 120V corded instrument, and use the Swissfloat corded models with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection only. The GFCI is designed to protect from electric shock. Despite the GFCI protection, make sure that no water runs into the drill. Keep the Swissfloat dry after use.

The cordless motor is a 12V or 18V Dewalt drill with variable speed. Two batteries and a  60min-charger are included. A fast 15min-charger is available as well as a 12V vehicle charger to ensure easy charging of the batteries in the field.

The cordless motor is recommended for users in rural areas with limited electrical power availability, or simply to avoid the use of annoying extension cords. Disadvantages of cordless motors include their higher weight and their battery's need for charging. Also they are more expensive and the batteries and have a limited life span, especially with the use of the fast 15min-charger. The variable speed trigger can only be locked with an improvised device such as a rubber band. The cordless motor has three gears to enable slower grinding speed and maximum speed is slightly slower than the corded motor (2000 rpm for the 18V and 1800 rpm for the 12V motor). You can expect to float around 3-6 horses with the 12V model and around 6-9 horses with the 18V model with one battery charger.

 

For international customers with other voltage systems:
We offer the Swissfloat with a 220V corded motor and the cordless motors with
a  220V charger. Unfortunately we are not able to customize the electric cords with the plugs for individual countries and we are not offering GFCIs for 220V countries. Please consult a local electrician to customize the cord of your motor or battery charger for your needs. We strongly recommend using a GFCI for the corded model. Please contact us for details.

 

 

       motor comparison chart

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Motor

Type

Power

RPM

Gears

Weight

Safety

Run Time

Charger

Feature

Hitachi

corded
100V-120V

720 Watt

0-2500

1

3.1lb
1.4kg

GFCI
protection

N/A

N/A

GFCI included, 
Variable speed trigger,
preset maximum speed

Bosch*

corded
220V-240V

720 Watt

0-2500

1

3.1lb
1.4kg

GFCI
protection

N/A

N/A

No GFCI included
(needs to be country specific)
Variable- speed trigger
preset maximum speed

Dewalt

Cordless 12V

300 Watt

0-1800

3

4.3lb
1.9kg

No shock
hazard

Approx. 30min
or 3 horses

1hr **

2 batteries and a 1hr charger
included (120V or 220V-240V)

Dewalt

Cordless 18V

400 Watt

0-2000

3

5.4lb
2.4kg

No shock
hazard

Approx.  60min
or 6 horses

1hr **

2 batteries and a 1hr charger
included (120V or 220V-240V)

* similar brand might be used depending on availability. **15min fast charger, and vehicle charger 18V (cigarette lighter plug) available

 

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